Oliver needed a friend.
The 9-year-old chihuahua mix was sick, missing about half his teeth and hadn’t had a place to call home for more than a year. He was a hefty14 pounds — a bit much for a pooch his size, likely due to months of inactivity and a poor diet.
Things weren’t looking good for him in general.
He was scheduled to die on Jan. 19 at a metro-area animal shelter.